Before Something New (suite)
Exhibition view
Before Something New (suite)
Exhibition view
Before Something New (suite)
Exhibition view

Before Something New (suite)

07.09.2019 - 12.10.2019

Front space

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In this month of September, the Galerie Christophe Gaillard is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Isabelle Le Minh, the third since embarking on its collaboration with the artist in 2009.

Opening & presentation of her first monograph,
After Photography & Beyond
Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 4 to 8 pm

 

In this month of September, the Galerie Christophe Gaillard is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Isabelle Le Minh, the third since embarking on its collaboration with the artist in 2009.

For over a decade now, Isabelle Le Minh has questioned the nature of images, their subjects, habitual practices, theoretical fundaments, founding myths, and history. The development of digital photography and the presumed obsolescence of film have raised further questions as to the very essence of photography.

Through her multifaceted and polysemic work, not devoid of humour, Isabelle Le Minh probes the most diverse fields pertaining to photography: its subjects, practices, techniques, history, and theoretical underpinnings. Drawing on citation or reappropriation, her artworks play with words, symbols, and cultural codes in a resolutely conceptual and polysemic vein. Homages and references to artists and art theorists, to chemical procedures, shooting equipment, and new technological media all serve as milestones punctuating this photographic exploration.

In the 1990s, Isabelle Le Minh left her job as a patent engineer in Berlin to devote herself to photography. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d?Arles, she now teaches at the Ecole Supérieure d?Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Winner of the artist?s book revelation prize awarded by the ADAGP in 2016 and a resident of the Villa Kujoyama in 2019, she has notably shown her work at Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Les Rencontres d?Arles, Paris Photo, the Centre photographique d?île de France, La Maison Rouge, FRAC Normandie Rouen, the Musée des beaux arts de Mulhouse, MOCAK in Krakow, and the Goethe Institute in Paris.

Her work is present in numerous public and private collections including those of the Fonds National d?Art Contemporain, FRAC Normandie Rouen, FRAC Grand Large ? Hauts de France, Neuflize OBC in France, the Andra Spallart Collection in Vienna, the DZ Bank in Frankfurt, the 21c Museum in Louisville, and Dorfman Projects in New York.